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If anyone can help it would be greatly appreciated.
Two weeks ago I purchased a new 2010 Toyota Tundra in the state of Alabama and the dealer is refusing to provide the statement of origin or a copy of it.
We are trying to title it and obtain license plates in the state of Colorado but the dealer is trying to force us to plate it in Alabama first. (They collected Alabama sales tax but Colorado has a reciprocal relationship with the state so this is not a issue according to both dpet of motor vehicles and revenue)
I have requested this document (verbally and in writing) which is necessary for the county to issue a plate but they refuse and deny they have a copy of it.
If anyone can help of give me a number for a regional dealer rep or a contact for Toyota this would help.
I cannot stress how disappointing it has been to have to deal with a dealer like this.
 

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sounds like a bunch of BS people buy cars/trucks from other states all the time and yeah they get a buyers tag at the time but they title them in their home state etc...ive personally never done it but it sounds like your dealer is giving u the run around
 

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Most dealers will not let the "birth certificate" out of their hands. They need to make sure a lien is attached to the title if you financed the vehicle. They will mail it to Colorado's dMV just as easily as they would have done in Alabama. Just get them to do that.
 

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I live in Calif. and just bought one in NC. Dealer did not collect NC tax and sent me a certificate of origin. I would call the GM at the dealer. Sounds like there is some confusion in the F&I department. They should not have collected Alabama sales tax either. I am not sure they can even legally register your truck in Alabama if your are not a resident. Otherwise, everyone would register in Oregon where there is no sales or use tax.
 

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Which dealer in AL was this?
 

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Each state has different rules. I don't see how a dealer would benefit from collecting the tax from you only to turn it over to the state. DO they have some other fees they are trying to tack on? I've bought out of state vehicles and paid tax local and that means I don't have to pay it in my state. since i am in a high tax state, overpaying somewhere else is not an issue
 

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There are two scenarios possible here, either case, the selling dealer should be completing the titling for you. That is why they have a dealer fee that you can never seem to bargain away... Even when you get your lowest OTD price, it still is listing on the buyers order. If it is you *may* have a breach of contract. (I am not an attorney so take it with a grain of salt) If you didn'y finance with Toyota tell the financial institution to stop payment on the check - this usually gets the dealer attention, especially since you are a long way away from the dealership.

First scenario, you went to Alabama to buy the vehicle and personally drove off the lot with it. You pay ALABAMA sales tax and when you get to your home state you get a credit when you register the vehicle there. NO need for an AL plate, just a temp tag to get you home.

Second scenario, you buy the vehicle over the phone/internet and someone else transports the vehicle to you. (Think mail-order). You only pay your home states sales tax and registration, because you actually BOUGHT the vehicle in your home state. And since there is a Toyota dealer in your home state you have to pay sales tax...

In either case since you do not LIVE in AL and the vehicle is not located there, there is NO reason to title the vehicle first in AL and then in CO. It should be titled in CO period.

This is at least how it works in Florida and I would just assume it works that way everywhere else. Sounds like a call to the real sales manager or owner of the dealer is in order. I had a different issue when I bought the Terrain and everyone in the dealership was clueless until I got to the sales manager who straightened it all out.
 

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If anyone can help of give me a number for a regional dealer rep or a contact for Toyota this would help.
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Whenever I've bought a vehicle across state lines, all I remember having to do was get a statement from the Police stating that the vehicle wasn't in their system as being stolen. That's not much help, I know.
 
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